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New Bakken workers? Oil, gas industry shows interest in drones

May 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

“Drone central.”
“The Silicon Valley for unmanned aircraft.”
North Dakota.
With the oil and gas industry in the western side of the state always looking to be more efficient, and ongoing research at the University of North Dakota on the ea…continue reading on

Fargo skyscraper a “presumed hazard’ to air traffic

March 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — If downtown developers here want to build a 312-foot skyscraper on Broadway, the Federal Aviation Administration might have some issues with it.
Kilbourne Group, the downtown development firm headed by former software magnate Doug Burgum, …continue reading on

Make it or break it: With UAS developments, states’ laws embrace or limit drone use

February 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The number of states with laws regulating the use of unmanned aerial systems has the potential to nearly triple this year.
More than 100 UAS-related bills and resolutions — most carried over from 2013 — are pending in 34 states. …continue reading on

UND students eye new FAA rules

November 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Approaching his last semester of classes at UND, aviation student Randy Lewis hopes to join a regional airline but isn’t sure his friends will follow. Continue Reading

Hoeven: N.D. still in lead for UAS test sites

July 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks should be among the leading candidates to land a test site that will help integrate unmanned aircraft systems with manned aircraft in national airspace, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said Wednesday. Continue Reading

FAA official overseeing UAS coming to Grand Forks

May 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

One of the keynote speakers at this year’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Summit in Grand Forks is the top Federal Aviation Administration official overseeing unmanned aircraft regulations, according to Sens. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and John Hoeven, R-N.D. Continue Reading

FAA red tape grounds Otter Tail County, Minn.’s drone used for mapping

April 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Otter Tail County, Minn.’s small unmanned drone used for aerial surveying and mapping has been grounded by Federal Aviation Administration red tape.
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FAA investigating why GF-Minneapolis flight was canceled

February 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the circumstances that led to a Delta Airlines flight being canceled Sunday before departing the Grand Forks International Airport for Minneapolis. Continue Reading

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UAS Test Sites Pass House and Senate

February 8, 2012 in WDAZ

The U.S. Senate has passed a long-term Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill that includes unmanned aircraft test sites. And legislative leaders say it’s good news for North Dakota. Continue Reading

5-pound hunk of metal crashes into Massachusetts warehouse

December 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The owners of a Plymouth, Mass., furniture warehouse want to know the origin of a chunk of metal that plunged through the roof. No one was hurt when the six-inch, cylindrical piece of metal weighing about five pounds came through the roof Wednesday or Thursday. The chunk punched a small hole in the warehouse roof over a storage closet and scattered ceiling-tile debris on the floor. Continue Reading

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